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Athens News Agency: News in English, 10-05-19

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From: The Athens News Agency at <http://www.ana.gr/>

CONTENTS

  • [01] ASE opening: Big decline
  • [02] Athens Newspaper Headlines

  • [01] ASE opening: Big decline

    Equity prices were declining at the opening of trade on Thursday on the Athens Stock Exchange (ASE), with the basic share price index down 2.56 percent, standing at 1,587.52 points at 11:15 am, and turnover at 18.786 million euros.

    Individual sector indices were moving mostly downward, with the only gains in Industrial Products up 0.33 percent and Commerce, up 0.02 percent.

    The biggest losses were in Banks, down 2.96 percent; and Oil, down 3.78 percent.

    The FTSE/ASE 20 index for blue chip and heavily traded stocks was down 2.64 percent, the FTSE/ASE MID 40 index was down 1.55 percent, and the FTSE/ASE-80 small cap index was down 0.69 percent.

    Of the stocks traded, 9 were up, 70 were down, and 10 were unchanged.

    [02] Athens Newspaper Headlines

    The Wednesday edition of Athens' dailies at a glance

    The disbursement of a 14.5 billion euros EU loan to Greece and pressure by IMF chief Dominique Strauss-Kahn and the European Commission for more austerity measures, the government's efforts to tackle tax evasion, the new social security system and Thursday's nationwide labor strike, dominated the headlines on Wednesday in Athens' newspapers.

    ADESMEFTOS TYPOS: "Greece closed - General strike on Thursday".

    APOGEVMATINI: "Armed Forces officers entered into 'heavy and hazardous' professions category".

    AVGHI: "Government 'derails' Hellenic Railways (OSE) on IMF's orders - Itineraries with low passenger rates to be abolished".

    AVRIANI: "Storm of revelations on high profile members of the government and main opposition New Democracy on the horizon - Deputy Tourism Minister Angela Gerekou's case was only the beginning".

    ETHNOS: "Chaos with IKA (the state Social Security Foundation, one of the largest social security funds) labour stamps".

    ELEFTHEROS TYPOS: "Finance Minister George Papaconstantinou exposed - Greece humiliated in international media".

    ELEFTHEROTYPIA: "Five ND ministers to face charges in Vatopedi monastery-state land exchange case".

    ESTIA: "The cheap euro a golden opportunity to reconstruct the country's economy".

    IMERISSIA: "Triple deal with Cosco 'sealed'."

    KATHIMERINI: "Unrest in the political parties - Speculation of an imminent government reshuffle and tension between former Prime Minister and ex-ND leader Costas Karamanlis and ND current leader Antonis Samaras".

    LOGOS: "The change in the law on ministers' accountability - The penal accountability statute of limitation to be abolished".

    NAFTEMPORIKI: "The first 20 billion euros of the support mechanism is a breather for Greece".

    NIKI: "Catch them...or... shut up - Tax evasion at 80 billion euros while the people are suffering".

    RIZOSPASTIS: "Vigilance and common struggle of the Greek and Turkish people - The results of Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan's visit to Greece".

    TA NEA: "33 billion euros in debts to the state from taxes 'stuck' in courthouses! - Singer Tolis Voskopoulos' (husband of resigned deputy tourism minister Angela Gerekou) case is only the tip of the iceberg".

    TO VIMA: "The golden boys had set up a feast in the Hellenic Post (ELTA)".

    VRADYNI: "The major exit devastates the social security funds - Five thousand civil servants applied for retirement up to the end of April".


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